Relationships between social class, nutrient intake and dietary patterns in Edinburgh schoolchildren.

@article{Ruxton1996RelationshipsBS,
  title={Relationships between social class, nutrient intake and dietary patterns in Edinburgh schoolchildren.},
  author={C H Ruxton and Terry R Kirk and Neville R Belton and Mark A Holmes},
  journal={International journal of food sciences and nutrition},
  year={1996},
  volume={47 4},
  pages={341-9}
}
Social class may have an important influence on dietary intakes and health. Information on specific nutrient differences between children of high and low social classes may help explain health inequalities and identify target areas for nutrition education. In this study, energy and nutrient intakes were estimated in 136 7-8-year-olds, from a range of social backgrounds, using 7-day weighed inventories. A structured questionnaire was used to establish social class. Lower social class children… CONTINUE READING